New England and Priors Moor walk – 13th July

A guided walk around New England and Priors Moor finally took place on the evening of Saturday 13th July. After twice being rained off, we had a lovely summer evening for our stroll along the banks of Bind brook, hearing tales of mining and seditious vicars as well as tracking deer! We raised over £40 […]

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Choral Evensong – 7th July

On Sunday July 7th we welcomed guest organist Andy Johnson from Middleton Scriven, who with our own cantor Les, lead us in a mini-choral evensong. Anglican plainsong has its own, haunting quality and the sung evening prayer has a surprisingly large number of followers; we were joined by a number from Chelmarsh. We will repeat the […]

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Coffee Morning Success – 18th May

Over 40 people gathered at a coffee morning hosted by Ellen McConnell on May 18th, which raised a whopping £275.00 for badly needed church funds. In addition to an amazing array of cakes and superb coffee, there was a bric-à-brac stall, beautiful hand made cards made by Lyn and Chris of Lincoln Fields and a […]

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Evening Service – 12th May

In May, on Sunday 12th at 6.00pm we have a guest preacher, the Rev Sue Jellyman from Carrington near Church Stretton. Sue is a keen Morris dancer and will bring this into her sermon;  “‘Praise him with tambourine and dance’: God, Morris dancing and me”.      

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14th Century Easter Sepulchre

Easter at St Mary’s – April

In April we had a talk on the archaeology of Billingsley and a number of Easter services. These focused on the medieval Easter sepulchre in the church. This is a recess in the wall of the church close to the altar. It looks like the space for a tomb, typically where the founder of the […]

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Guided Walk – 3rd March

Walking along Bind Lane and the Jack Mytton Way to explore the history and archaeology of New England and Bind Brook, with tales of vanished communities, a scandalous politician, mines and railways and medieval monks. Meet outside the Cape of Good Hope for a 2.00pm start. The walk involves some short steep hills where care […]

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